publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

Examples of publication in a Sentence

The company specializes in the publication of dictionaries. She has a very impressive list of publications.
Recent Examples on the Web Include your hometown and first name for publication. Rich Exner, cleveland, "See just how much a minimum wage job increasingly falls short of paying for college these days: That’s Rich!," 8 Oct. 2020 This led to a Federal Election Commission lawsuit that named LocalLabs for its contract with Local Government Information Services, a company partially owned by Proft, to prepare content for publication. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Partisan local websites masquerading as traditional news outlets target Michigan voters," 7 Oct. 2020 Their preprint study, which in August was accepted for publication in Physical Review X, shows that identical-particle entanglement can be the secret ingredient for improving today’s best recipes for quantum information processing. Karmela Padavic-callaghan, Scientific American, "Identical Quantum Particles Pass Practicality Test," 28 Sep. 2020 Orozco says it is set for publication later this year. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Ayala: Alonso Perales may be the most important Mexican American civil rights figure that no one knows," 22 Sep. 2020 In 1829—around the same time Hokusai created The Great Wave—the artist crafted a series of small drawings intended for publication in a book titled Great Picture Book of Everything, reports Gareth Harris for the Art Newspaper. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "You Can Now Explore 103 ‘Lost’ Hokusai Drawings Online," 21 Sep. 2020 Coppin State’s drop in enrollment was the most among the 10 University System of Maryland Schools that provided enrollment figures to The Sun in time for publication. Ben Leonard, baltimoresun.com, "COVID-19 accelerates declining enrollment at Coppin State despite hybrid return to campus," 15 Sep. 2020 Peters confirmed late Thursday to the Star Tribune that his board reversed course on several DFL endorsements, but declined to share the full list for publication. Morgan Phillips, Fox News, "Minnesota police group pulls Democratic endorsements after candidate beats effigy of police union president," 12 Sep. 2020 As wildfire smoke continues to blanket most of Oregon’s most populous areas, dining out -- even outside -- is a particularly unhealthy idea (this roundup was written last week for publication today). Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Portland’s 10 best new food carts of 2020," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of publication

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for publication

Middle English publicacioun, from Middle French publication, from Latin publication-, publicatio, from publicare, from publicus public

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The first known use of publication was in the 14th century

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14 Oct 2020

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“Publication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/publication. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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publication

noun
How to pronounce publication (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of publication

: the act or process of producing a book, magazine, etc., and making it available to the public
: a book, magazine, etc., that has been printed and made available to the public
: the act of printing something (such as an article or photograph) in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Kids Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of producing (a printed work) and selling it to the public
2 : a printed work (as a book or magazine) made for sale or distribution

publication

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Legal Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

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